National School Counselors Week
Black History Month
National School Counselors Week:
Hold a recognition activity to honor school counselors, and each day during the week present each with a different token of appreciation.
Visit http://www.schoolcounselor.org/ for more information.
Distribute bookmarks or other items to students.
Distribute goodies to staff or schedule association get-together after school.
Black History Month:
Encourage teachers to highlight contributions of important black figures in history.
Create press release and/or PSAs on the importance of recognizing black figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Rosa Parks in and out of classrooms.
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Encourage teachers to highlight contributions of of washington, Lincoln and all U.S. Presidents.
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Planning for upcoming events:
Begin planning activities for Teacher Appreciation Day/Week.
Finalize plans for NEA’s Read Across America.
Choose two Association member benefits to highlight to members.
Prepare/create/collaborate [with local radio] any appropriate PSAs.
Prepare letters and other communications to parents, community members, etc.
*Remember to occasionally poll your members for any personal or professional awards or accomplishments that can be pitched to your local media. When contacting the media, be sure your membership in the Association is mentioned.